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Business grants and funding

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The Kent and Medway Growth Hub has a local team of Business Support Navigators that can help you find and access grants and other business support. 

  • Gov.UK Grant finder »
    A list of available grants finance and support for businesses
  • Kent and Medway Business Fund » 
    0% loans between £100,000 and £500,000 to fund capital investment for businesses in Kent and Medway 
  • Low Carbon Across the South and East (LoCASE) »
    A free business support programme which aims to help businesses become more competitive and profitable while protecting the environment and encouraging low carbon solutions.  Grants are available up to £10,000.
  • No Use Empty loan »
    Loans for property owners to convert empty buildings into quality residential housing
  • UnLtd »
    UnLtd are a charity that find, fund, and support Social Entrepreneurs to bring their ideas to life and build sustainable social ventures 
  • Kent Life Science Fund (KLSF) »
    A fund that invests in small high-growth companies active in life sciences.
  • Start Up Loan » 
    Low interest loans for pre-start and early stage businesses. Borrow up to £25,000 at a 6% fixed interest rate

Starting a business

There are different regulations and regulatory bodies that you need to deal with, depending on the kind of business you are creating. 

It is your responsibility to find out what regulations are relevant to you and what you need to do, rather than risk fines or your business having to close.  The Better Business for All website provides guidance on a wide range of subjects and includes: